• Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. Prosecutors say Kirven's 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said had been ...
  • Mesa County Cows Shot Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, ...
  • Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they're moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This  land is our land” in the Thursday ...
  • Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack Jacquez's three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased Jacquez into ...
  • ‘No Break' Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital's acting superintendent, ...
  • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn's conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
  • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...
  • Prosecutor Clears Martin Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year's election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will be filed in connection with the allegations made by Garfield County Democratic party leaders and the ...
  • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its' general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...
  • Redwine News Conference Prosecutors handling the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan declined to pinpoint any definitive motive for the killing during a press conference Tuesday. La Plata County District Attorney Christian Champage mentioned the existence of compromising photos of Mark Redwine which were discovered by his son, but he declined to ...